Sweet Drinks Back in Schools?
ParentDish takes a look at a loophole which is letting sugary drinks back into our schools. Read on:
Last year, when the nation's three largest beverage companies agreed to remove their sugary drinks from school vending machines, they were applauded…
… Originally, they agreed to provide only sports drinks and light juices under 66 calories per eight ounces to high schools. In the amended agreement, the wording was changed to include "other drinks" under 66 calories per eight ounces. This allows enhanced water beverages such as sugar-laden Vitaminwater and Propel to be sold alongside regular water.
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